The Model OB-BR Antique Electric Meter Lamp with operating meter!
From its highly-polished, solid brass reflector to its heavy solid brass pull chain ball, the Model OB-BR Antique Electric Meter Lamp exudes uncommon quality and pride of craftsmanship throughout.
Snap on either of its dual operating switches and transport yourself back to the early days of electricity as you watch the meter's slowly-rotating brass gears record the electricity consumed by the lamp's bulb. The bulb, in turn, lights up its own recording mechanism and bathes the immediate area in a soft, warm glow....a glow reminiscent of the kerosene lantern made obsolete when this same, original meter likely calculated some long-ago home owner's first electric bill.
An economical, 15-watt reflector bulb draws its current through the meter circuit and bathes the slowly-rotating, sparkling meter mechanism and dome interior in a soft, warm glow.
Additional features: ( x - denotes features exclusive to the OB-BR)
( c - denotes features common to all OB-series restorations)
x - Polished and lacquered 8" long brass reflector uses a standard-base tubular bulb (included)
x - Solid brass socket with solid brass chain and chain ball.
x - Up to 40-watt standard base bulb may be used.
b - Polished, solid brass reflector arms.
c - Can also be operated by means of a second, line cord switch.
c - Jeweled mechanical meter movement for long operating life.
c - Optical-polishing of meter cover glass removes decades of accumulated
scratches, haze, and embedded mineral stains, providing exceptional
clarity for viewing the internal meter recording mechanism.
c - Included are three copper-wire, pressed lead wing nut security seals, just like the power company originally
installed to thwart tampering. Pressed-lead seals are coated in clear metal lacquer to prevent oxidation.
c - Precision-cut, hand-finished, solid walnut woodwork.
c - Wedge-mounted interior brass plate is informatively engraved "Residential Electric Meter, Circa 1920".
c - Shown here with a second, optional brass plate affixed to the front of the lamp base........
c - The meter manufacturer's original data plate, displaying an individually stamped meter serial number, is
clearly visible through the front meter glass.
c - Each lamp is individually signed beneath the base by the assembling skilled craftsman.
c - No two meters are exactly alike.
c - Proudly restored and assembled in the U.S.A.
c - Partly degaussed meter brake magnet provides additional meter animation.
c - Safe for use around computers and magnetic storage media.
c - Information packet included.
c - Full product warranty covers both buyer and recipient.
The model OB-BR Antique Electric Meter Lamp is a museum-piece-quality classic electrical instrument, and a
true surviving relic of the electrical industry's early, formative years.
- Instrument: Westinghouse Electric Mfg. type OB watt hour meter, patented 1911-1919
- Overall height: 14in. (35.56cm)
- Base: 7in. square (17.78cm sq.)
- Net weight: approx. 10lbs. (4.54kg)
- Shipping weight: 15lbs. (26lbs. dimensional weight applies for UPS air)
- Energy requirements: 115V, 50/60HZ AC
- Energy consumption: Bulb - up to 40 watts max. Meter - 1.5 watts